PET’s Christmas Carol Concert 2016

30 Nov 2016

Prisoners’ Education Trust is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a Christmas Carol Concert on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at the beautiful St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED at 6.30pm.

The event, kindly supported by Phoenix Equity Partners, promises to be an entertaining evening, featuring our guest speaker, Baroness Floella Benjamin, who will deliver a festive reading. The evening will also hear from PET alumni including Michael Ashton. Michael wrote ‘The Archbishop and the Antichrist’ in prison, a play awarded Amnesty International’s Protect the Human prize. The play has been seen at the Royal Festival Hall, the Amnesty Theatre, and the Soho Theatre London. It has been adapted for the screen by Michael and Roland Joffe (The Mission and the Killing Fields) and is currently in production with Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana in the lead roles.

There will be a wonderful array of Christmas carols, sung by the amazing London Choir, Fever Pitch, and presentations from former prisoner learners and PET President, His Honour John Samuels QC. The event is FREE to attend, however booking is required, simply register by emailing: events@prisonerseducation.org.uk. If you have any questions, call 020 3752 5681.

The Carol Concert will coincide with PET’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. This year, PET’s Christmas Challenge is to raise funds to provide older prisoners (those over 50 years old) with our distance learning courses, advice and guidance. Older prisoners, who make up a growing proportion of the UK's prison population, are often overlooked. But they desperately need opportunities to build their knowledge, skills and self-esteem. There is £10,000 available in matched funding, but we will only secure these funds with your support. Donations given online at http://bit.ly/2dhLq6n from 12.00 (midday) on #GivingTuesday 29th November to 12.00 (midday) on Fri 2nd December will be doubled.

Why don’t you make a note in your diary to donate as soon as possible after midday on #GivingTuesday 29th November at http://bit.ly/2dhLq6n